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Rapper G-Eazy takes a big step with ‘When It’s Dark Out’

“In just one year I went from overlooked to overbooked,” G-Eazy raps on “Sad Boy.” The MC’s second LP aspires to back up his claim that he’s “the coldest white rapper in the game since the one with bleached hair.” It’s hyperbolic, but “When It’s Dark Out” was released on Dec. 4 it definitely proves that G-Eazy will be around for a long time.

In Eazy’s new album, “When It’s Dark Out,” he features many different artists ranging from Big Sean, Chris Brown, Bebe Rexha, and Grace. These singers each bring a unique aspect that just adds to G-Eazy’s creativity.

When I first started listening to this album, I was skeptical. The tracks were dope but nothing we haven’t heard from him before. In the second half, he really showed us what it was like to be him. The tracks got really personal and emotional. Tracks like “Everything Will Be OK” was a different point of view when looking from the outside of his rise to fame.

G-Eazy takes a step in the right direction with his new album "When It's Dark Out" (Courtesy of www.facebook.com/G.Eazy/photos).
G-Eazy takes a step in the right direction with his new album “When It’s Dark Out” (Courtesy of www.facebook.com/G.Eazy/photos).

In the new hit song, “Me, Myself & I,” performed with Bebe Rexha, includes another emotional, heartfelt meaning. In the music video, there is a scene where G-Eazy is arguing with himself why he should be happy. On one side, there are parties every night. He gets to do what he wants when he wants. And on the other, he just wants alone time. He wishes to settle down and take it slow.

This leads to how I think we idolize famous people too much. We look up to them and aspire to be them, which is fine. But, it gets to the point where these people are expected to do much more than normal. We sometimes forget that these people we look up to and aspire to be just like us.

Even if you don’t listen to rap, try listening to one of G-Eazy’s albums. Not two songs are alike and you are guaranteed to like it. In the end, try to be open minded. Next time, instead of criticing your favorite celebrity just remember, we are the same, and people make mistakes. That is what can be learned from “When It’s Dark Out.”

 

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